Presentation on theme: "Utley Middle School Class of 2021"— Presentation transcript:
1 Utley Middle School 2015-2016 Class of 2021 Welcome to 7th grade
2 Utley Pack Leaders Principal - Mr. Todd Bradford Assistant Principal (A-L) - Dr. Shenequa MillerAssistant Principal (M-Z) - Mr. Dave GirardiCounselor (A-L) - Ms. Audra IngramCounselor (M-Z)- Ms. Kelli CrawfordRegistrar- Ms. Shawna CogginAttendance- Ms. Lisa PearceNurse- Mrs. Susan EdwardsAthletic Director- Mr. Kody HergertTechnology-Instruction Mr. Alan EngleTechnician Mrs. Kathy Lunday
3 Utley PackStudents from the following elementary schools will have the opportunity to attend UtleyAmy Parks (partial)Cullins (partial)Dobbs (whole)Hartman (partial)Hays (partial)Jones (partial)Nebbie Williams (partial)Pullen (partial)Reinhardt (whole)Rochell (partial)Shannon (partial)Springer (partial)Stephenson (partial)
4 When do I get to meet my new friends? February 19th- Campus visit and tourFebruary 23rd- Parent Student OrientationMarch 2nd & 3rd- Course Selection Entry
5 Extras at Utley Natatorium next door Wilkerson Sanders stadium for practice and gamesWOLF TVOutdoor EducationMAC and I-PAD carts for use in classroomsWe will not have school lockers which means you can access books on-line, choose to be issued a set of books to keep at home and we will have books in your classroom to use at school.
6 Immunizations7th graders are required to have the following immunizations on file prior to the start of schoolTdap boosterMeningcoccalVaricella #2You can start getting these vaccines now and send a copy to the elementary school nurse if you receive it before school is out. If you get the shots over the summer you can mail or fax them to Utley MS.
7 Required Courses English Math Science History Physical Education Pre-AP English ( contract required)MathPre-AP Math (contract required)SciencePre-AP Science ( contract required)HistoryTexas HistoryPre-AP Texas History ( contract required)Physical Education
8 Pre-AP ClassesEnglish – summer reading, test 1st week of school and projects.Math – homework most nights70% of your grade is from tests and 30% is from homeworkMany projects count as test gradesStudents and parents will sign required contract on the back of the student choice form before being placed into a Pre AP class.
9 All 7th graders will take a physical education class Boys athletics (football, cross country, soccer, basketball, tennis & track)Girls athletics (volleyball, cross country, soccer, basketball, tennis & track)Drill team- April 1, Mandatory Meeting/Uniform Fitting 5:30pm UMS Library. April 13-17, 2015 Drill Team Officer Tryouts 4:00-6:00pmCheer Team – Parent Meeting April 6pm Uniform fitting April in the UMS LibraryBoys gymnastics – Tryouts April 7th and 8th from 6:30-8:00 pm Utley Gymnastics GymGirls gymnastics-Tryouts April 7th and 8th from 5:00-6:30 pm Utley Gymnastics gymPEIf taking any course other than PE – PE/Outdoor, student must have a physical on file each year. Local doctors plan a FREE physical one evening in late April or early May. Date is yet to be determined and will be posted on the RISD Athletics site when determined.Lockers are present in athletic areas only
11 Outdoor Education – Year Long Will learn the Following:Hunter SafetyBoater SafetyFishing EducationArcheryDutch Oven CookingSurvival SkillsGPS/Compass useWill join PE students for some units
12 Be in athletics and develop a winning attitude Sports fundamentalsConditioningStrength trainingSportsmanshipTeamworkCompetitiveWeekly games and weekend tournamentsPhysical Forms on RISD Athletics website
13 Boys Athletics Sign up for Football only Students who do not want to participate in football will have an opportunity to try-out for basketball before the season starts (schedules will be changed into athletics during the year)Tennis, Track, Cross Country and Soccer are before or after school
14 Girls Athletics Volleyball (shorts are $20) Basketball Tennis, Track, Cross country and Soccer are before or after schoolGirls will tryout for each sportthey are interested in or willparticipate in off seasonMust play two sports to move to 8th grade girls’ athletics class the following year
15 Cheer Team Promotes school pride Cheer at home football and basketball gamesPerform at pep ralliesYou learn to dance, cheer and jumpNo tryouts requiredMay require after school practicesUniform and camp costs around $350Parent meeting April 14th in UMS LibraryFittings uniform April 28th in UMS LibraryMore information to come about summer camp
16 Drill Team No tryouts required to be a member Promotes school pride Perform at home football and select basketball gamesPerform at pep ralliesYou learn to danceApril 1, Mandatory Drill Team Information Session and Uniform Fitting 5:30pm UMS LibraryOfficer Tryouts - April 13-17, :00-6:00pmMay require after school practicesUniform and camp costs around $350More information to come about parent meeting, fittings & summer camp (August)
17 Gymnastics Main Goal – prepare for High School Gymnastics Classes for both beginner and advanced levelsTryouts to determine skill levelPick-up a gymnastics packetStudents will participate in meets throughout the school yearMay require before or after school practiceCost for boys will be $50 and girls $150Tryouts will be April 7th & 8th in the Utley MS gymnastics gym (girls) 5:00-6:30 PM (boys) 6:30-8:00 PM
18 Academic Electives You may choose two of the following Art Band Choir Journalism/ NewspaperOrchestraTheaterTechnology courseInvestigating Careers in Aerospace and EngineeringExploring Careers—College and Career Readiness
19 Art Everyone is eligible Inventive and imaginative expression Art appreciationArt HistoryCreativeFunEnter in contests throughout the yearArt supplies required (around $45 due at the beginning of the year)
20 Be a part of the UMS BandStudents currently enrolled in 6th grade band need to sign up for BandNever been in band = sign-up (Band Director will contact you in May to help you select an instrument)Be a part of building a great musical tradition at UtleyPerformances throughout the yearSocial activities= football games, pep rallies, parades, concerts and competitions(individual and group)Honors, Percussion and Symphonic band sectionsRequirements: instrument, sectionals, and practice daily
21 Choir Everyone is eligible Goals – good time, success Skills Learned – music appreciation, sight-reading and vocalsConcertsNeed to purchase a choir t-shirtOptional All Region Saturdays
22 Journalism/ Newspaper Journalism/Newspaper is an introduction to the role of mass media in today’s society. Emphasis will focus on teaching the fundamentals of news writing, feature writing, editorial writing, and headline writing. Students learn the mechanics of the print media and will use the knowledge in the production of quarterly campus newspapers. Basic photography skills will also be introduced.
23 Orchestra Team work Join with your friends Field trips Social events Cool musicSpecialize in an instrumentContests and trophies
24 Technology Class Exploring Careers—College and Career Readiness Students will explore a wide variety of career paths in 16 career clusters. Students will use decision-making and problem-solving skills for college and career planning. They will explore valid, reliable education and career information to learn more about themselves and their interests and abilities. Students will use interest inventory software and other tools to explore areas of personal interest.Investigating Careers in Aerospace and EngineeringStudents will explore careers in the STEM career cluster. The goal of this course is to provide middle school students with a foundation for success in high school, college, and their careers. Students will learn a variety of employability skills, including: adaptability, problem solving, oral and written communications, collaboration and teamwork, creativity, responsibility, ethics, professionalism, and technology use.
25 Theater Arts Everyone’s eligible Small cost involved Learn basic acting techniques, improvisation, pantomime, dual-acting, short plays, puppetry and theater gamesActive participation requiredCampus performances
26 Registration Forms due back to your homeroom teacher by February 26th or you can select your class on line. Pre AP contract must be returned before student will be placed into a PRE AP course.
27 On line registrationPlease follow online scheduling directions to verify or change your child’s course selection.You will see there are 7 items listed in Skyward for the school year.English, Math, Science, HistoryTwo academic electivesPhysical education class
28 Clubs at Utley Crime stoppers Chess Club Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)Friends of Rachel / Hanna 4 HopeGirlz for GodPromise MakersRobiticsStudent CouncilStudent Serving OthersWOLF TV
29 Bell Schedule Tutoring is available Monday–Friday 8:00 AM 8:35 AM Teachers tutoring days will vary.School Begins at 8:45 AMLunches 30 minutesSchool Ends at 3:45 PMBell Schedule
30 Thanks for making the transition for the Class of 2021 a success.